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interesting, I was talking to a buddy the other day complaining about my setup with 4x24" LCD portrait mode and how much time I spent organizing the screen; when he basically mentioned something that made a lot of sense: anything bigger than 19" is a waste of time and $$$...

he allocates 1 program per screen and has only 4x19"(1280x1024) .... one for Bloomberg, one for AES(their order exec), another one for P&L and Risk Analytics, and another for email and spreadsheets... as he stated, he didnt wanted to have to think much when he was looking for an app, he just wanted to send it to that screen and maximize it and focus on trading..

that made me think a lot, given that I have basically taken my 4 screens and split each into 2.. basically creating 8 screens.. which I am beginning to find as a waste of time.. after all, I only have 6 charts up.. 4 instruments and 2 for internals and then my tradevec dom's and email/web...

I have at home 4x20.1(1600x1200) screens.. I will give it a go trying with just 4 screens...

my suggestion to you, size does not matter... get what you need that will make things simpler...

and if stands are tough to come by over there, you should get a few of them ... take a look at OutletPC over @ amazon.com ... they are the same product that tyke supply resells, but cheaper...

Thanks much for sharing sysot1t. I really appreciate such thought-provoking feedback.

I find myself in the dark here as I'm speculating as to what charts and info I'll ultimately want. I am a newbie after all... I'm currently reading Gutmann's book, "The Very Latest E-Mini Trading, 2nd Edition" and of course paper-trading when I can, using MC with an OEC feed. Between that, and this awesome forum, I'm getting a better sense as how much real estate I'll need, at least initially.

Gutmann likes to have all 4 E-minis up to monitor them for leader and laggard plays (intra-day, 3 min charts as I recall). These can be small as there is no trading off of them. He is also a believer in having a longer-term daily chart that shows the last few trading days, noting critical levels. Even a daily going back to the beginning of the year is recommended, he feels. He then uses tick charts for trading purposes. He's big on Market Profile (MP) / TPO too. All the stuff he says just makes a ton of sense to me. I don't see how to have MP on MC, but I get it (and something called MonkeyBars) on TOS, which I can display on the 24" iMac... Oh, he's also big on NYSE cumulative tick (CT).

An application approach is interesting. Having never managed multiple screens before, how does one dictate or control what app or program goes to what monitor? I'd be using MC exclusively. Well, TOS if it has something that I can't currently get through MC, such as the aforementioned MP and possibly CT... It seems that TOS data is not all that great though, so I hope to not use it when I can get it through OEC / MC...

From another thread, I think from Big Mike, with respect to MC, I learned that once one can get all the desired charts and data on the various monitors, it can be saved as a workspace. And if I understood correctly, upon opening that workspace later, all screens get populated as they were before. If so, that is really cool. What I still don't get it is how do I as the user control what charts and / or data goes on screen 1, 2, etc... Drag and drop to screen 1, drag and drop to screen 2....?

The more I look at a quad stand, such as the one referenced above, it would seem that the top monitors might be too high for some? It seems that such stacking would leave me leaning forward, looking up, but I don't know... I have an L-shaped desk, and I was most recently envisioning a bit of a "wrap" in the corner of the L, with each monitor free-standing, sort of forming a C shape around me...

After 5:30 am here, and I clearly cannot adjust to the time just yet!

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You just move the windows across monitors, it is fluid and simple.

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Does anyone have a preference in which of the smaller screens out-there?

The dell ultrasharp 2007FP is 20", but not in wide screen format, so the top two screens won't be much lower.


TonyB-

NVIDIA's NVS line of video cards lets you create grid lines within each monitor screen to evenly fit different charts ect.

I have a quad setup - but three screens (with the lower two on their original base and using a tykes supply vertical duel monitor stand to just hold one screen over and in between the lower two) - could be nice.

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Sort of sounds like drag and drop what you want, where you want. Thanks Mike.

So, for a 24" with 1920x1200 resolution, this HP seems to be one of the better deals:

Amazon.com: HP Promo LA2405WG LCD Monitor.: Electronics

No HDMI port though...

This monitor seems to be more geared for gamers, but the 27" of real estate is appealing. It's "only" 1080 though:

Amazon.com: ViewSonic’s VX2739WM 27-Inch 1920x1080 Full HD Monitor: Electronics

It has HDMI and is 50 bucks less than the smaller HP, which does have better resolution though. Both are not IPS panels...

Not sure if I'll see these in the DXB duty free, but if so, which would you get, and why?

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Does anyone have a preference in which of the smaller screens out-there?

The dell ultrasharp 2007FP is 20", but not in wide screen format, so the top two screens won't be much lower.


TonyB-

NVIDIA's NVS line of video cards lets you create grid lines within each monitor screen to evenly fit different charts ect.

I have a quad setup - but three screens (with the lower two on their original base and using a tykes supply vertical duel monitor stand to just hold one screen over and in between the lower two) - could be nice.

Good stuff whatnext - thanks. The NVIDIA NVS Quadro 295 received much praise around here, and comes with the HP Z Series Workstation. I'm seriously considering it when I get home. And if I see it in Dubai, I might just get it there!


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Love my HP LP2465s

I'll throw my .02 in and cast my vote for the 24" HP LP2465. I bought one new last year off of eBay for under $300 (including S&H), and another used (but in decent shape; low hours) for ~$200. Compared to my $700 BenQ FP241W, I'll take the 2465s any day (though the BenQ is nice, it's no longer available as well). They have 178/178 viewing angles (IPS I believe) and excellent for trading and/or coding. I'm not sure if the more recent 2475 is the same/better (at $650 list! ), but based on past reviews, the 2465 is indeed a sweet monitor (if you can find one).

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LG's new IPS's?

LG's new ultra-high resolution AH-IPS displays, simply stunning at any size -- Engadget

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Mike, thanks for keeping this thread in-mind. Looks very nice alright. I'm sure it will be on the pricey side, when it's available.

I should be in the Dubai airport next week. I might even post while there...

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I should be in the Dubai airport next week. I might even post while there...

Tony, have you considered the possible dangers with purchasing at a place where you won't be able to return the product if you have problems with it?

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Tony, have you considered the possible dangers with purchasing at a place where you won't be able to return the product if you have problems with it?

Oddly, I have not. I say so because I've made purchases in the past at a local Costco, as an example, spending a little more vs an online retailer, just for that reason. The mfg warranty should be valid though for the usual 90 days or 1 year, I would think.

Like most things, if the savings is significant, I'll do it. But you bring up a good point that will need to get factored into the cost-benefit analysis. I'm not gong to make a big purchase to just save a few bucks, then hassle with carrying such items too...

I read that ipads were selling for 40 dollars less than in the States. For such an item like that, along with no taxes, and Apple minutes from where I work, a no-brainer. Maybe I should feel the same regarding an HP monitor, with HP also in my backyard. Thanks again josh.


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